Monday, March 4, 2024

Isolation Diaries #14: The Waiting Game


Isolation Diaries #14: The Waiting Game

It is not fun. It is rather frustrating.

So here we are on Day 2 of waiting for the service to get our RT-PCR test. It’s been 11 days since my first symptoms.

I was told that we would be picked up early. I do not know now what “early” means to them because it is past 9 am and we are still waiting.

I have officially become that person who sends multiple messages to get an update. Konsi Maro Martires – #KMM has been responsive, thankfully.

My contact at the health center has totally ignored my messages since yesterday. It’s just rude and unprofessional. It’s like she’s mad at me for being frustrated at them dropping the ball on me yesterday. I get the feeling she is just power-tripping on me because she is guilty. I am very close to complaining about her regarding this.

I also hope that she is more of an exception among the ranks of public servants in the Pasig LGU. If Mayor Vico Sotto is any indication, she should be an exception, right? Unfortunately, the Padrino system and connections system still exist and this level of unprofessionalism is thus purveyed. Paano tayo uunlad nyan?


We just got a call. They said they’ll be here in about 15 minutes, and that we’ve been put on the second batch. So when they said we’d be prioritized, we’d be on the second batch. I wonder how special you have to be in the first batch…


40 minutes have passed since the call for 15 minutes. We’ve called them back and we were told that they’re on the way but they have several stops. Still waiting…


We just got swabbed!!!!!